Celebration of Life for Yvonne Michelle Brakes



Church of Christ

Saturday, October 9th, 2021

at 2600 South Holgate Street, Seattle, WA 98144.

Pre-service Gathering 12:30 pm.

Service at 1 pm.

Repast to follow at the same location 3 pm - 5 pm.

Yvonne wished for everyone to wear various shades of yellow and blue.

God has called home an angel, Yvonne Michelle Brakes, who gained her crown and wings on September 25th, 2021. Yvonne blessed this earth on November 1st, 1958 in Seattle, Washington to Edgar Brown of Belleville, Texas, and Annie Miller Brakes of Jackson, Mississippi. Yvonne Brakes is survived by her legacy Lisa Bailey and Pallah Burdis, son-in-law Horace Burdis. Grandchildren Kai Grisby, Zahara Brakes, Noah Bailey-Geyen, and Zoe Burdis. Her beloved siblings Veron Brown, Larron Patton, Michael Brown, Malik Ishfaaf aka John Brakes, Jr, Beverly Brown, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-great-great-nieces, and cousins galore. Proceeding Yvonne in death, her parents Annie Brakes, Edgar Brown, John Brakes, Sr., her siblings Ronald Brakes, Sharon Annette Brakes as well as the love of her life Paul Bailey, Sr.

Yvonne enjoyed being a mother and grandmother as well as using her struggles to help further research in the medical field among Black women. A warrior and woman of love, strength, and resistance - she will be greatly cherished and missed among those who knew her and loved her.